Kids learn best when they are actively having fun. Therefore, the next installment in my 101 Ways to Teach the Alphabet Series is a fun gross motor game called Letter Hop.
Kids love this game because it keeps them active. Parents and teachers love this game because it promotes learning. Try this with your kids and see how it goes!
For this activity, I used our Alphabet Wipe Clean Activity Flash Cards. However, you can use any alphabet set you want, including just writing letters on pieces of paper.
I selected a number of letters and spread them out on the floor between our kitchen and homeschool room.
Even though my son did not need any letter practice, he still wanted to join in the fun. So I had him and my daughter both start on a letter.
Then I called out a letter for each of them to go stand on. They were allowed to get there by any means they preferred, including walking, jumping, and crawling.
But the only thing both kids really wanted to do on this day was to jump.
They worked to take the biggest jumps they could. They were laughing and giggling so hard the entire time, and they loved it when I caught a picture of them flying through the air!
More ways to teach to the alphabet
More alphabet posts from Gift of Curiosity:
- Letter hunt sensory bin
- Erasing letters with a Q-tip
- I spy letter hunt
- Letter puzzles
- Montessori sandpaper letters
- Making “alphabet soup”
- Mini letter hunt with a magnifying glass
- Kinetic sand letters
- Letter hopscotch
- Crystallized letters
- Yarn wrapped letters
- Letter tic-tac-toe
- Rainbow letters